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83. CAPRA ET LUPUS. (Perry 157)

STare videns alta pascentem rupe Capellam,
Herbida quin visas haec ait arva Lupus.
Quin properes huc ad laetas descendere frondes,
Quem tibi praebuerint tam loca nuda cibum?
Respondisse ferunt perspecta fraude Capellam
Dulce salutifero nil mihi pluris erit.
Nempe voluptates est noxia cura sequendi,
Crimen id haud paucis exitiale fuit.

(This image recurs for Fable 36.)

Phryx Aesopus Habitu Poetico, by Hieronymus Osius, 1574 (artist not identified). Available online at the University of Mannheim. This book clearly recycles a set of images from another book of Aesop's fables. In some cases, the illustration does not match the fable shown, and in some cases I have not been able to identify what fable a given illustration is supposed to illustrate.